KUALA-LUMPUR (Malaysia), April 14. /ITAR-TASS/. The Malaysian Defence Ministry plans to announce soon a tender for delivery of multipurpose fighters, Russia will participate in it with upgraded fighter Su-30MKM, Nikolay Dimidyuk, the director for special commissions of company Rosoboronexport, the only Russian state-run mediator for export and import of the whole scope of military and dual-purpose end products, technologies and services, said in an exclusive interview with ITAR-TASS.
“The Malaysian Defence Ministry plans to announce a tender for delivery of 1-2 squadrons of multipurpose fighters. We will participate in it with upgraded fighter Su-30MKM,” Dimidyuk said, noting that a final form of the fighter plane would be made after an official request was received and technical tender requirements were surveyed.
“We believe that we will have high chances in this tender taking into account successful operation of fighters Su-30MKM and fighters MIG-29N delivered under the 2003 contract. A well-known Malaysian aerobatic team Smokey Bandits that is a landmark of the country’s Air Force steers MIG-29N,” the source said.